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NORTH COAST - Fires are continuing to blaze across the state with nearly 7,000 firefighters out battling 14 large wildfires.

Locally, the Queen Fire five miles southeast of Pecwan, remains at 158 acres and is 75% contained. Additionally the Buck Fire near Garberville is at 16 acres and is 85% contained. The most significant is the Rocky Fire, forcing over 600...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:26

NORTH COAST - If you were near the coast Thursday, you may have seen a widespread haze. Officials confirm some of that is wildfire smoke.

Stretching from McKinleyville to Fortuna, the smoke is not harmful at this time due to its low-concentration. However, depending on the location and weather, concentrations can increase. The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District is...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:24

NORTH COAST- Officials say a bark beetle epidemic is making some fires in California even more difficult to fight.

The tiny insects are attracted to trees weakened by the drought and have killed millions of them, including some on the North Coast. Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte Unit officials say it’s a growing problem that’s being studied.

"When we have bark beetle epidemic that is...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:07

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Patients of several local nursing homes will be the recipients of quilts donated from those in the community.

More than forty quilts in a variety sizes and patterns will wrap a senior in love. It’s all part of the Area 1 Agency on Aging’s” Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The program is an advocate for those who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:55

EUREKA- The Sequoia Humane Society has a brand new feeding barn for feral cats thanks to some Arcata Girl Scouts.

Junior troop 10622 built and donated the small shelter after learning just how much it was needed. It came as a big surprise to the Humane Society and is already being put to good use due to the number of feral cats in the area. Humane Society staff puts dry and wet food...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:46

EUREKA - Bernie Sanders was in Eureka today. Well, not physically. It was a live stream broadcast, one of 3,500 all over the nation. Close to 100 people packed the Labor Temple to hear what Sanders had to say.

The 73-year old Independent Senator from Vermont gave his thoughts regarding the state of the country. Several times during his talk it was interrupted with applause.


Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:26

EUREKA - A longtime Humboldt County executive is leaving the area.

Economic Development Director, Jacqueline Debets is resigning to take another position in Auburn.

The fifth generation resident of Humboldt County said this area will always be home but the lure of a great job in one of the fastest growing counties in California is a great opportunity she couldn’t pass up. She’ll...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:03

EUREKA - Harbor and city officials met today for an in depth look at the potential for sea level rise in the Humboldt Bay harbor. It’s something that an expert says is a real pressing issue.

It was a preemptive meeting of sorts designed to learn information about the phenomenon and get plans in place before problems arise. Those problems, although seemingly far off, are already starting...

Post date: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:28